Longest-lasting vehicles for 2019: 8 SUVs, 5 American made – iSeeCars.com

If you’re shopping for a vehicle with staying power, new or used, buy a sport utility vehicle.

Even better, purchase an American-made SUV.

The top seven vehicles and eight of the top 11 on the 2019 list of longest-lasting vehicles most likely to reach 200,000 or more are SUVs, based on research by iSeeCars.com. Three are General Motors products, while Toyota Motor Corp. captured five of the top-11 spots with three SUVs and two pickups.

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Chevrolet Suburban is the highest-ranked domestic SUV on list of longest-lasting vehicles.

Five of the eight SUVs on the list are made by domestic automakers, which Phong Ly, iSeeCars.com CEO, has said demonstrates the durability of American SUVs.

The top models and percentage of vehicles over 200,000 miles are:

  • Toyota Sequoia, 7.4 percent
  • Chevrolet Suburban, 5.0 percent
  • Ford Expedition, 5.0 percent
  • GMC Yukon XL, 4.0 percent
  • Toyota 4Runner, 3.9 percent
  • Chevrolet Tahoe, 3.8 percent
  • Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.1 percent

The remaining top-11 vehicles are the Honda Ridgeline pickup, 3.0 percent; GMC Yukon SUV, 2.8 percent, and Toyota Tacoma and Tundra pickups, 2.6 percent. The highest-ranking car on the list is the Toyota Avalon, at 2.5 percent, which was tied with the highest-ranking minivan, 2.5 percent.

The average for all models included in the research was 0.8 percent, according to iSeeCars.

“With the right maintenance and care, today’s vehicles have the potential to reach 200,000 miles,” said the website’s spokesman. “While large SUVs and pickup trucks appear most often on the list, [vehicle shoppers] looking for sedans and minivans also can find a high-mileage hauler.”

Pushing the high-mileage envelope, iSeeCars.com also listed the six vehicles at 0.2 percent – four SUVs and two pickup trucks – as most likely to reach 300,000 miles:

  • Ford Expedition
  • Toyota 4Runner
  • Toyota Sequoia
  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Toyota Tacoma
  • Toyota Tundra

The average for all models reaching 300,000 miles is 0.1 percent, said iSeeCars.com.

Following are the longest-lasting vehicles by category and the percentage of those vehicles surpassing 200,000 miles, based on the iSeeCars.com study:

Longest-lasting SUVs

  • Toyota Sequoia, 7.4 percent
  • Chevrolet Suburban, 5.0 percent
  • Ford Expedition, 5.0 percent
  • GMC Yukon XL, 4.0 percent
  • Toyota 4Runner, 3.9 percent
  • Chevrolet Tahoe, 3.8 percent
  • Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.1 percent
  • GMC Yukon, 2.8 percent
  • Lincoln Navigator, 2.2 percent
  • Honda Pilot, 1.9 percent
  • Dodge Durango, 1.5 percent
  • Cadillac Escalade, 1.5 percent
  • Acura MDX, 1.4 percent
  • Toyota Highlander, 1.4 percent
  • Cadillac Escalade ESV, 1.3 percent

The average for all SUVs reaching 200,000 miles is 0.9 percent.

Longest-lasting trucks

Trucks more likely to last 200,000 miles or more are:

  • Honda Ridgeline, 3.0 percent
  • Toyota Tacoma, 2.6 percent
  • Toyota Tundra, 2.6 percent
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 1.9 percent
  • Ford F-150, 1.8 percent

The average for all light trucks reaching 200,000 miles is 1.8 percent.

Longest-lasting cars

The longest-lasting cars and percentage of vehicles exceeding 200,000 miles are:

  • Toyota Avalon, 2.5 percent
  • Honda Accord, 1.9 percent
  • Toyota Prius, 1.7 percent
  • Chevrolet Impala, 1.7 percent
  • Ford Taurus, 1.6 percent
  • Toyota Camry, 1.4 percent
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid, 1.2 percent
  • Honda Civic, 1.2 percent

The average for all cars reaching 200,000 miles is 0.6 percent.

Longest-lasting minivans

And minivans most likely to go the distance are:

  • Honda Odyssey, 2.5 percent
  • Toyota Sienna, 1.8 percent

The iSeeCars.com study also identified the longest-lasting green, luxury and sports cars, and the brands most-likely to reach 200,000 miles overall.

An automotive data and research company, iSeeCars website analyzed last year’s sales of more than 13.8 million used cars, model years 1981 through 2017. Models not in production as of the 2018 model year, heavy-duty vehicles and low-volume models were excluded from the analysis.

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